| June 26, 2003
John S.J. Brooks, MD, FRCPath Appointed
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University
PA) - John S.J. Brooks, MD, FRCPath, has been
appointed to the position of Professor of Pathology
and Laboratory Medicine and Director of Program Development
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Prior to this appointment, Brooks was
Chairman of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory
Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo,
Brooks attended St. Joseph's College where
he earned his BS in Biology and earned his MD at Jefferson
Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.
His current research focuses on diagnostic
and prognostic immunohistochemistry and the pathology
and growth of mesenchymal tissues, soft tissue tumors
Brooks has held faculty appointments at
the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Royal
Marsden Hospital and Institute for Cancer in London
and Surrey, England, Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia
and several at Penn. He has held two fellowships from
the American Cancer Society and another from the National
Brooks has received numerous awards and
honors, including the Stowell-Orbison Award, the Sheard
Sanford Award, the George Stevenson Distinguished Service
Award, all from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists
(ASCP), and was chosen as first a member then a Fellow
of the Royal College of Pathology (FRCPath) in London.
He was appointed Deputy Commissioner of ASCP and named
Outstanding Regional Pathologist by Philadelphia Magazine.
Brooks serves on the board of directors
of the ASCP and is Chairman of the Society's Government
Relations Committee. He has met with President George
W. Bush addressing the need for national reform of medical
liability issues. A prolific writer, he has published
hundreds of papers in journals such as the New England
Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of
Pathology, Journal of Urology, Cancer,
Obstetrics and Gynecology, among many others.